A behind-the scenes look at the history, culture, society & politics of Georgette Heyer's regency world. A bestselling novelist since 1921, Georgette Heyer is known across the world for her historical romances set in Regency England. Millions of readers love the period for its fashion, famous people and events, and its elegant and often outrageous mayfly upper-class. It was Heyer who created the Regency genre of historical fiction in the 1930s and 40s with books such as Regency Buck and Friday's Child. Since then, in many minds, Heyer and the Regency have become synonymous. Not a dry history book, but the ultimate, definitive guide to Heyer's world: her heroines, her villains & dashing heroes, the shops, clubs & towns they frequented, the parties & seasons they celebrated, how they ate, drank, dressed, socialized, voted, shopped and drove. An utterly delightful & fun read for any Heyer fan.
During the extensive study and research of Georgette Heyer's work for her Ph. D thesis, Jennifer Kloester had access to Heyer's private papers and other information made available through the generosity of Georgette Heyer's son and, as a result has discovered a wealth of new material on a person who is known to be an immensely private writer.